Instructions in sports does not allow any tennis player to follow what has been defined as offensive in the match code book. The rules laid down by the tournament authorities are just right for the purpose of maintaining the value of keeping a clean court at Arthur Ash stadium in New York.
However, the turn of occurrences in the final encounter of this year’s US Open Tennis Tournament belittled the vanity of rapport between the umpire and the player. What continued between the chair umpire and the estimable Serena Williams during the play called for many low shout outs.
The chair umpire Carlos Ramos warned Serena Williams for a code violation in regard to her coach’s instructive hint from the spectator’s box. This objection might have caused Williams to make her blood boil and she felt no remorse in branding the umpire a thief and liar.
She also called for tournament referee Brian Early to appear. Her reaction brought a game point to Japanese sensation Naomi Osaka. Williams has come face to face with Naomi two times.
Angered by this un-favourable decision, the American tennis star enraged intensely at the umpire and could not stop saying: “It was not coaching. I do not cheat to win. I would rather lose. I just want you to know that.” Continuing further, she added: “I understand why you might have thought that, but I do want you to know, I do not cheat. Thank you very much.”
Her furious volley in Ramos direction did not stop until she released her entire emotions. She pointed out: “You owe me an apology. You will never umpire on a court of mine as long as you live. You stole a point from me.”
Though the first set of the match ended in only 34 seconds, the second set brought an end of Williams’ expectation of winning her 24th grand slam title, equivalent to Margaret Court. The Japanese player won her first grand slam by defeating an unyielding strong opponent in the US Open tournament. Williams was handed a penalty point for breaking her racquet.